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What Is It?

By bayesp
This image was taken at Kew gardens, I thought it was a Golden Pheasant but after checking in a book i'm not so sure, any ideas?

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: angelamary, Elllie, danvan

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ellis rowell 13 2.0k United Kingdom
29 Apr 2005 1:22AM
Could be one of the many hybrid varieties, normal pheasant crossed with golden pheasant. It produces all sorts of colours and markings.
Pretty sure it's a hen.

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bayesp 15 292
29 Apr 2005 1:33AM
Thanks, sounds logical.
danvan 13
29 Apr 2005 5:45AM
Great animal photo, very nice
bayesp 15 292
3 May 2005 12:49AM
thanks, i'm glad someone liked it.

angelamary 12 6 England
30 Sep 2005 7:23AM
Think it is a golden pheasant... but it's moulted. You can just see the new set appearing... thanks to good focus! Might be a young one just coming into his first grown-up suit!

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